An in-demand presence on American and international stages, the 2012-2013 season marks his fourth at the Metropolitan Opera for tenor Scott Scully, where he will be featured in productions of Carmen, La traviata, Le Comte Ory, Un ballo in maschera, and Les Dialogues des Carmèlites. Mr. Scully joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in the 2009-2010, making his house debut as the young prisoner in The House of the Dead, followed by Remendado in Carmen, Pong in Turandot, as well as making his debut with the BBC Orchestra in London, where he reprised the role of Louis in Angels in America. At the Metropolitan Opera Mr. Scully has since additionally participated in productions of Capriccio, Roméo et Juliette, Boris Godunov, Pique Dame, Billy Budd, and Ariadne auf Naxos.
In addition to his busy Met schedule Mr. Scully maintains relationships with many prestigious opera houses. He most recently made guest appearances with the Edmonton Opera as Nanki-Poo in The Mikado and Fort Worth Opera as Nico in their critically acclaimed production of Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata. Previously with Fort Worth Opera he performed the roles of Louis in Angels in America and the Ballad Singer in Of Mice and Men. Additional recent engagements include Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly with Bar Harbor Music Festival, the Steuermann in the Der Fliegende Holländer with Edmonton Opera, Chevalier de la Force in The Dialogues of the Carmelites with Austin Lyric Opera, Nanki-poo in The Mikado with Opera New Jersey.
Mr. Scully made his San Francisco Opera debut as Squeak in Billy Budd after which he joined Pittsburgh Opera for subsequent performances of the role. He has twice portrayed the Chevalier in Dialogues des Carmélites in performances led by James Conlon and Christopher Larkin and has appeared with the Dallas Opera for The Merry Widow and with Opera Pacific in performances of Die Zauberflöte and I Pagliacci. In addition to Nemorino, he sang Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles with Arizona Opera. Additional highlights include Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Opera Ontario, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Opera Colorado, Cassio in Otello with Palm Beach Opera, the Tenor in Weill in Weimar 1929 with Edmonton Opera, and Ferrando, Rodolfo, and Alfredo for the Bar Harbor Music Festival in productions of Così fan tutte, La bohème and La traviata, respectively. On the concert platform Mr. Scully has recently performed Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Eugene Symphony, Carmina Burana with the Greensboro Symphony, and Handel’s Messiah with the Cleveland Orchestra
An alumnus of the acclaimed Houston Grand Opera Studio, Mr. Scully made his company debut as the Messenger in Aida, and was the original interpreter of the Lamplighter, Drunkard, Hunter, and Baobab in the world premiere of Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince. Other performances on the Houston Grand Opera stage include Martin in The Tender Land, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the Shepherd in Tristan und Isolde, Beppe in I Pagliacci, Yeroshka in Prince Igor, Borsa in Rigoletto, and Ballad Singer in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men. Also a former member of the Wolf Trap Opera Company and the San Francisco Opera Center, Mr. Scully sang Rodolfo in La bohème for the Merola Opera Program and was immediately re-engaged to repeat the role on the Western Opera Theatre tour.